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Thin client vendor rev’s Linux OS

Feb 15, 2007 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 1 views

Neoware debuted a new version of its Linux-based thin client OS this week, at the LinuxWorld Expo in New York. NeoLinux 4.0 features enhanced security, easier integration and management, and an optional PC-style user interface, according to the company.

Neoware says that among the three largest thin client vendors, it alone is “committed to the Linux operating system.” It describes its NeoLinux OS as “the industry's only purely open standards-based thin client [OS].”

Touted NeoLinux 4.0 features include:

  • 2.6 Linux kernel
  • Supports more USB and serial peripherals, including PC smart cards and WiFi transceivers
  • Can run scripts, update software from USB memory stick
  • New file structure improves security and increases integration flexibility
  • Built-in Citrix ICA 9
  • Support for Citrix Access Gateway, a universal VPN appliance
  • Optional PC-style interface
  • Custom boot logos and desktop wall paper
  • Development library compatibility with popular Linux development platforms, including Red Hat, SUSE, Fedora, and Debian
  • Cost effective protocol support via No Machine's NX Client
  • Native Firefox, Java 2, Macromedia Flash Player, and Adobe Acrobat Reader

Matt Wrabley, EVP of marketing, stated, “The NeoLinux 4.0 interface offers the strong, reliable controls that Linux IT professionals expect, and an available PC-like experience that's familiar and friendly for new enterprise users of Linux-based thin clients. Beneath that interface lies a more secure, more flexible thin client operating system with better peripheral support and the most up-to-date Citrix access to Microsoft Windows applications.”


No availability details were provided. Neoware did say it would demonstrate NeoLinux 4.0 on its recently introduced m100 mobile thin client notebooks (pictured at right).

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